Definition of wombat in English:

wombat

Line breaks: wom¦bat
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒmbat
 
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noun

  • A burrowing plant-eating Australian marsupial which resembles a small bear with short legs.
    • Family Vombatidae: two genera and three species, in particular the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
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    • It is also my first chance to see the wonderfully unique wildlife here; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, pademelons, possums, and various unique birds.
    • There are a variety of possums, early kangaroos, koalas, wombats and quolls, as well as marsupial groups that are now completely extinct.
    • Wroe's team recognized that for marsupials (like koalas, wombats, and kangaroos) brain size could be used to estimate overall body weight.

Origin

late 18th century: from Dharuk.

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